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jjintx 11-30-2011 01:53 AM

I'm getting ready to purchase a 1911 and am leaning towards Springfield does anyone have any experience with them or suggestions?

nccinstaller 11-30-2011 01:58 AM

I used to have a kimber and a springfield and ended up selling the springfield. The kimber was a better shooter in my opinion. Seemed like it was just better with tighter tolerances and better quality materials and parts

Firearms4ever 11-30-2011 02:03 AM

I have the Springfield Mil-Spec 1911A1 and highly recommend it. Springfield makes some very fine handguns especially 1911's. I rank Springfield just behind Colt regarding their 1911's.

JonM 11-30-2011 02:03 AM

had a kimber and sold it kept the springfield it was a better shooter more reliable than the kimber :)

altho my pref is for colts, springfields are made on actual colt equipment and are made to milspec tolerances. the steel is higher quality than used by kimber with fewer mim parts than kimber uses. colt uses the least.

i too put springfield a half step behind colt only because they use a few less machined parts than colt.

jjintx 11-30-2011 02:15 AM

What caliber would you recommend. I've seen it in 9 40 and 45

Firearms4ever 11-30-2011 03:07 AM

I would recommend getting it in .45ACP, because it's the classic caliber for the 1911. However, I strongly recommend what caliber fits the bill; what you think you can handle and is what you're looking for.

fireguy 11-30-2011 03:09 AM

I have a Springer Loaded, real nice shooter. Can't complain.

shadamai 11-30-2011 03:17 AM

I have a Springfield (.45) and I have been happy with it. As far as calibers go, I would recommend trying out different calibers if you can. I went to the range and rented different types of guns for weeks before I decided what I wanted. I personally didn't like the .40s I tried, but did like the .45 and 9mm. But it is all about what is best for you, not about what other people like. Buy a caliber you can shoot well; it is your life that might depend on it someday.

wjkuleck 11-30-2011 03:48 AM

My custom pistolsmith friend has switched from S, Inc. to Ruger's SR1911 for his base gun for custom builds.

So have I.



jjintx 11-30-2011 05:43 AM

The reason for the caliber question is I've realized that same models in different calibers sometimes tend to react differently ie ftf or fte

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